Food Market of Tunis



Tunis Central Market, Tunis & Carthage, Tunisia
40 mins

About the tour

The capital of Tunisia is a show of aromas and voices. It's the ideal place to find out about this market! Among the stalls there's meat, spices and couscous, and we also found black-kohl-dye you can line your eyes with, as well as henna and natural sponges. Of course, the most interesting thing to do was to go to the stalls of spices and seeds. Spices like cardamom, pepper, cinnamon and saffron, which are all used in Tunisian cuisine, are placed in large felt sacks. On this tour, you can practically smell the scents of jasmine and musk! A great to way to excite your palate right before the holidays festive dinners!

Meet your local guide


Mohamed is a Tunisian native who transformed his profound passion for travel and history into a creative and diversified educational career, designing and carrying out multiple archaeological and cultural trips for various institutions such as The Detroit Institute of Art, the Textile Museum, the American Museum of Natural History and the Stanford and Berkeley Alumni Associations. After having received his degrees in English and Spanish, he completed his European Master’s in linguistics and Hispanic studies at the Sorbonne University in Paris. Mohamed has an extensive knowledge of Islamic architecture and Eastern decorative elements, as well as archaeology and classical history. He lectures on ethnographic and anthropological subjects mostly in North and West Africa, focusing on the historical jewels of the countries.

Mohamed has been guiding since Jun 1978

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Tunis & Carthage with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and amazing guide.

The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Tunis & Carthage. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Tim B.

03 January 2021

An interesting tour round the market stalls

Levent E.

02 January 2021

So nice..

Sarah H.

02 January 2021

A different kind of tour, filled with the life and bustle of a crowded market. Thank you Mohamed for taking us through the sights and sounds of the food market of Tunis, it was quite an experience, and one that I very much appreciated doing virtually!

Sue W.

02 January 2021

Excellent tour. Thanks.

Chris D.

01 January 2021

Excellent, thank you Mohamed ...interesting cultural experience, it was like walking through the very crowded market ourselves x happy new year to Mohammed x

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